National Team: Hansi Flick advocates Russia

Hansi Flick advocates the exclusion of the Russian football national team from the World Cup playoffs.

“As a symbol, I find such measures right,” said the national coach the magazine “star”.

The World Association FIFA had prohibited Russia to participate in the excretion game planned for Thursday against Poland because of the military attack on Ukraine. An effect on war events or even a serve by Russia President Vladimir Putin does not expect flick through this decision.

“I do not think that Putin can be impressed by. Even sharp economic sanctions could not stop him so far. For the athletes, who are now excluded from the competitions, I’m sorry. Because it is Putin’s war, not her war But there is no other option right now, “said the 57-year-old. With the exclusion, Russia’s national team misses the World Cup finals in the late autumn in Qatar.

Flick against World Cup boycott

Flick starts on Tuesday with the first training in Frankfurt in the preparation for the two test international matches of the DFB-Eleven on Saturday in Sinsheim against Israel and three days later in Amsterdam against the Netherlands.

The World Cup assignment to the Emirate at the Persian Gulf, Flick considered critical again. “It’s not always going to go after the money. We last a football World Cup in Russia, Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, in November the World Cup comes in Qatar – and there was always great criticism. That’s why I have to think about it Make, which country we give Cup events, and define even more binding criteria, “the national coach demanded.

However, a boycott of the tournament refused flick again. “He would not help people in Qatar. We want to attend and then set signals. I think that’s more effective,” he said. In the previous year, the three March international matches of the DFB-eleven protests of the national player against the political situation in Qatar had given. On Saturday symbols against the war in Ukraine are planned in the training jackets of the players and in the impact